Malaysian Muslim group slams UN’s double standards on Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes
A Malaysian Muslim group has lashed out at the United Nations for its double standards concerning Zionist entity’s demolition of Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank.
According to reports, Mohammed Azmi Abdul Hamid, head of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organizations (MAPIM), voiced his criticism on Tuesday, a day after dozens of houses were razed by Zionist regime in the al-Muarrajat region in the east of Ramallah, leaving some 25 Palestinians, mostly children, homeless.
Abdul Hamid censured the UN Security Council for its failure to end forced eviction of Palestinians and said the Israeli regime aggression must be strongly opposed.
“The UN Security Council clearly holds double standards on this issue as it appears to be non-assertive in holding Israel accountable,” Abdul Hamid said in a statement.
He added that Israel’s practice of destroying Palestinian homes was an “act of illegal collective punishment and a direct violation of international human rights law.”
The MAPIM’s head also censured an Israeli regime plan to demolish Palestinian schools in addition to homes, saying the move was part of “Israel’s deliberate ploy to destroy the right to education for Palestinian children guaranteed under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.”
“We demand that Palestinian homes and schools be protected by international agencies. Those that have been destroyed must be compensated by Israel,” he added.
Zionist occupiers frequently demolish Palestinian homes in the West Bank, claiming that the structures have been built without permits, which are nearly impossible to obtain.
They also sometimes order Palestinian owners to demolish their own homes or pay the demolition costs to the municipality if they do not.
Israel has already occupied thousands of dunums of Palestinian agricultural land to construct and expand new illegal settler units in various areas in the West Bank.